Game 66, 2019

Dodgers at Giants, 1:05 PM PDT, TV: NBCS Bay Area, SPNLA

RHP Walker Buehler (6-1, 3.69 ERA) takes the hill for the Dodgers against the Giants’ LHP Madison Bumgarner (3-5, 4.05 ERA). Buehler’s last start might have been his best of the season: he went eight innings, gave up two hits, struck out 11 and walked none, getting the win against the D-Backs. Bumgarner pitched well against the Mets last time out, going six innings without figuring in the decision. He’s 15-12 lifetime against the Dodgers with a 2.56 ERA; today will be his 35th career start against them.

Here are Seager’s four hits in Saturday’s game:

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1919 Dodger standout pitcher Rube Marquard breaks his leg running the bases, ending his season with a record of 3-3. The hard-throwing southpaw will finish his 18-year Hall of Fame career in 1925, after compiling a 201-177 record along with an ERA of 3.08.
  • 1973 Rightfielder Rusty Staub becomes the pivot man in a very unusual double play during a 4-2 Mets victory against the Dodgers at Shea Stadium. Racing in from the outfield, ‘Le Grand Orange’ gets a throw near second base from first baseman John Milner and tags Davey Lopes, who was picked-off from first, and then throws home to nail Tom Paciorek trying to score from second during the P-1B-SS-1B-2B-1B-2B-RF-C rundown.
  • 1990 Eddie Murray ties Mickey Mantle’s major league mark, hitting a homer from both sides of the plate for the tenth time in his career. The switch-hitting first baseman’s second home run of the game, batting left-handed against Eric Show, proves to be the eventual winning run in the Dodgers’ 5-4 victory over San Diego in the 11th inning at Jack Murphy Stadium.

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66 thoughts on “Game 66, 2019

    • A lot more than several, if you look at each team’s lineups.

      The Dodgers drafted Seaver in 1965 but he didn’t sign! “What’s Rod Dedeaux got that we ain’t got,” they must have said.

  1. “Buehler, Ryu and Clayton Kershaw are a combined 23-3. The Dodgers haven’t had three starting pitchers make the All-Star team since 1962, when two games were played (Don Drysdale, Sandy Koufax and Johnny Podres).”

    From the MLB wrapup.

  2. Rox have lost, so Dodgers can increase division lead to 11 over them and Snakes (who beat the Scrub Jays). If Pads win – they’re trailing early – it would then be a three-way tie for second.

  3. Dodgers now lead Rox and Snakes by 11, Pads by 12, Gnats by 18. Still best record in baseball, 1/2 game ahead of Minute Maids, one game ahead of Twinkies.

  4. Was following the last few innings but not wanting to upset the flow of the game until it was over.

    • Your imaginary friends are always here. I took a short break to hit some balls at a driving range.

  5. I’ve seen almost nothing of this game, but it sounds as if Dodgers are hitting ball well straight at people.

  6. Joe and Orel saying this is maybe the last time Dodgers will see this version of 44 in a Giants uni.

  7. Warm upper 70’s sunny day in NH but here I am for now, watching must see TV

  8. So, how many IBB’s to Bellinger today, especially with Taylor behind him.